DIY Gold Dipped Coasters


Hi! My name is Ann-Marie Morris and I am so thrilled to be guest posting here on At Home In Love today! As someone who has always been obsessed with making things with her own two hands, I am all about the DIY movement. If I'm not perusing Pinterest for inspiration, you can find me walking through craft, hardware, and thrift stores, browsing each and every aisle, and dreaming of all the ways I can turn unexpected materials into something fantastic. So today, I thought it would be fun to share how I made gold-dipped coasters using a handful of basic craft supplies.

DIY gold dipped coasters by Ann-Marie Morris

Supplies /

- 3/16" thick plywood
- wood stain
- gold leafing paint
- foam brush
- table saw (optional)
- sandpaper (optional)

DIY coasters
Wood stained coasters
Gold dipped coasters

Instructions /

1. Take a 3/16" thick sheet of plywood and cut it into 3.5 x 3.5" squares using a table saw. (Note: If you don't have access to a table saw, most hardware stores will cut wood upon request.)
2. Sand the edges of each coaster until each end is smooth.
3. Using any wood stain (I went with a chestnut shade), apply a few coats to each coaster until you are satisfied with the color saturation. The secret to wood staining is to, first of all, wear gloves (not that I'm speaking from experience or anything) and second, to wipe off the excess paint with a rag as you go.
4. Once the wood stain is completely dry, dip a foam brush in gold leafing paint and loosely apply to half of each coaster. Let dry. Flip over and repeat on the opposite side. Apply as many coats as necessary.
5. Enjoy your new coasters!

Cute DIY coasters

Stacks of DIY coasters make great gifts

I created four coasters for each of my bridesmaids as a small gift for throwing me an amazing bridal shower. Everyone needs a place to put their drinks, right? Plus, I'm hoping that these fun coasters will inspire cocktail parties or Sunday morning brunches in the near future! ;)

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  1. Posted by kelsey on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

    super cute!
    kw ladies in navy
  2. Posted by Kayli Schattner on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

    Wow! This is such a cute idea and could be a great stocking-stuffer for Christmas. Thanks for the idea!
  3. Posted by Debbie on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

    A great gift idea!
  4. Posted by Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

    Love this! So simple & cute!
  5. Posted by Dusty on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

    Too cute! What an easy little decoration! This would make a fabulous little gift or addition to a gift basket.
  6. Posted by Manuela on Thursday, October 10th, 2013

    These would be such great favors for a wedding as well :)
  7. Posted by Amanda @ A.Co est. 1984 on Thursday, October 10th, 2013

    Found your blog through Ann-Marie's! Cute DIY annnnnd now I'm going to poke around here some more :)
  8. Posted by Rachel | 52 Weeks Project on Monday, November 4th, 2013

    These are stunning! Ill need to make these for stocking stuffers :)